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Prix Paul de Moussac

Group 3 race
Prix Paul de Moussac
Location Chantilly Racecourse
Chantilly, France
Inaugurated 1909
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Website france-galop.com
Race information
Distance 1,600 metres (1 mile)
Track Turf, right-handed
Qualification Three-year-old
colts and geldings
excluding Group 1 winners
from earlier in same year
Weight 55½ kg
Penalties
3 kg for Group 1 winners *
2 kg for Group 2 winners *
1 kg for Group 3 winners *
* since September 1 last year
Purse 80,000 (2009)
Distribution
1st: 50%, 2nd: 20%, 3rd: 15%
4th: 10%, 5th: 5%

The Prix Paul de Moussac is a Group 3 flat horse race in France which is open to three-year-old thoroughbred colts and geldings. It is run at Chantilly over a distance of 1,600 metres (about 1 mile), and it is scheduled to take place each year in June.

Contents

History

The event was established in 1909, and it was originally called the Prix de La Jonchere. This was in honour of La Jonchere, a successful racehorse in the 1870s. It was initially run at Longchamp over 1,400 metres, and it used to be open to horses aged three or older.

The Prix de La Jonchere was abandoned throughout World War I, with no running from 1915 to 1918. There were no cancellations during World War II, although it was temporarily switched to an alternative venue, Le Tremblay, from 1943 to 1945. The race's distance was extended to 1,500 metres in 1966, and this was increased to its present length, 1,600 metres, in 1971. The event was restricted to three-year-olds only in 1972.

The race continued to be staged at Longchamp until 1986, but for a decade thereafter its venue was frequently changed. There were short-term periods at Chantilly (1987–89, 1991, 1993), Saint-Cloud (1990, 1992) and Maisons-Laffitte (1994), and it briefly returned to Longchamp for the 1995 and 1996 contests. It was then transferred more permanently to its present home, Chantilly, in 1997.

The event was given its current title, the Prix Paul de Moussac, in 2006. This was in memory of Paul de Moussac (1924–1995), a leading racehorse owner and breeder.

Records

Leading jockey (6 wins):

  • Roger Poincelet – Fanatique (1944), Menetrier (1948, 1949), Djebe (1950), Antler (1954), Fiftieth State (1962)
  • Freddy HeadLemmy (1967), Daring Display (1972), Satingo (1973), Avaray (1976), Bellypha (1979), What a Guest (1982)

Leading trainer (7 wins):

  • André FabrePolish Precedent (1989), Metal Storm (1991), Sharman (1993), Freedom Cry (1994), Android (1996), Grazalema (1999), Art Master (2004)

Leading owner (4 wins):

  • Daniel WildensteinFaraway Son (1971), Boxing Day (1990), Freedom Cry (1994), Android (1996)

Winners since 1978

Year

Winner

Jockey

Trainer

Owner

Time
1978 Mannshour Henri Samani François Mathet HH Aga Khan IV
1979 Bellypha Freddy Head Alec Head Jacques Wertheimer
1980 Ruscelli Yves Saint-Martin Freddie Palmer Akira Tomita
1981 Lou Piguet Jean-Claude Desaint J. C. Cunnington Ezra Zilkha
1982 What a Guest Freddy Head Robert Collet Owen Helman
1983 Aragon Lester Piggott John Dunlop Jesus-Gil Escoin
1984 Majuscule Cash Asmussen François Boutin Stavros Niarchos
1985 Mad Guard Antoine Perrotta Gérald Sauque Mrs Salomon Nathan
1986 Magical Wonder Cash Asmussen Georges Mikhalidès Mahmoud Fustok
1987 Soft Currency Cash Asmussen Pascal Bary Ecurie I. M. Farès
1988 Squill Gary W. Moore Criquette Head Etti Plesch 1:37.7
1989 Polish Precedent Cash Asmussen André Fabre Sheikh Mohammed 1:42.6
1990 Boxing Day Dominique Boeuf Elie Lellouche Daniel Wildenstein 1:43.4
1991 Metal Storm Thierry Jarnet André Fabre A. J. Richards 1:41.4
1992 Take Risks Mathieu Boutin Jean Lesbordes David Tsui 1:47.7
1993 Sharman Thierry Jarnet André Fabre Sheikh Mohammed 1:43.2
1994 Freedom Cry Olivier Peslier André Fabre Daniel Wildenstein 1:40.1
1995 Gold and Steel Jean-René Dubosc Jean-Claude Rouget Antonio Caro 1:39.6
1996 Android Olivier Peslier André Fabre Daniel Wildenstein 1:43.4
1997 Kaldou Star Thierry Thulliez Elie Lellouche Jean-Claude Seroul 1:41.0
1998 Silic Sylvain Guillot Pascal Bary Ecurie Stella Maris 1:40.3
1999 Grazalema [1] Alain Junk André Fabre Sheikh Mohammed 1:43.8
2000 Cayoke Sylvain Guillot Henri-Alex Pantall Patricia Beck 1:39.9
2001 Aghnoyoh Thierry Gillet Tony Clout Gerhard Sybrecht 1:38.3
2002 Medecis Olivier Doleuze Criquette Head-Maarek Wertheimer et Frère 1:38.9
2003 King's Drama Davy Bonilla Robert Collet Richard C. Strauss 1:39.1
2004 Art Master Gary Stevens André Fabre Khalid Abdullah 1:38.0
2005 Turtle Bowl Olivier Peslier François Rohaut Berend van Dalfsen 1:35.3
2006 Kentucky Dynamite Christophe Lemaire Alain de Royer-Dupré Viktor Timoshenko 1:35.9
2007 Asperity Frankie Dettori John Gosden George Strawbridge 1:35.6
2008 Arcadia's Angle Christophe Lemaire Pascal Bary Niarchos Family 1:39.0
2009 Oiseau de Feu Christophe Lemaire Jean-Claude Rouget Bernard Weill 1:37.3
2010 Sormiou Alexandre Roussel Cyriaque Diard Maurice Aubry 1:37.1

1 Irish Prize finished first in 1999, but he was relegated to fourth place following a Stewards' Inquiry.

Earlier winners

  • 1909 - Prestissimo
  • 1911 - Le Charmeur
  • 1912 - Calvados III
  • 1913 - Dagor
  • 1914 - Amilcar
  • 1915–18 - no race
  • 1919 - Mihran
  • 1920 - Maskara
  • 1921 - Glorious
  • 1922 -
  • 1923 -
  • 1924 - Perdicas
  • 1925 - Entrechat
  • 1926 - Millet
  • 1927 - Samphire
  • 1928 - King Arthur
  • 1929 -
  • 1930 - Palais Royal
  • 1931 - Dictateur VIII
  • 1932 -
  • 1933 - Rodosto
  • 1934 - Rodosto
  • 1935 - Jus de Raisin
  • 1936 - Ambrose Light
  • 1937 - Flying Thoughts
  • 1938 - Blue Star
  • 1939 - Emir d'Iran
  • 1940 - Corviglia
  • 1941 - Panipat
  • 1942 - Balthazar
  • 1943 -
  • 1944 - Fanatique
  • 1945 -
  • 1946 - Patchouly
  • 1947 - Dorogoi
  • 1948 - Menetrier
  • 1949 - Menetrier
  • 1950 - Djebe
  • 1951 - Bel Amour
  • 1952 - Luzon
  • 1953 - Luzon
  • 1954 - Antler
  • 1955 - Klairon
  • 1956 - Pas de Quatre
  • 1957 - Verrieres
  • 1958 - Sweet Home
  • 1959 - Radjah
  • 1960 - Trevieres
  • 1961 -
  • 1962 - Fiftieth State
  • 1963 - Catilina
  • 1964 -
  • 1965 - Nemours
  • 1966 -
  • 1967 - Lemmy
  • 1968 - Calife
  • 1969 - Calife
  • 1970 -
  • 1971 - Faraway Son
  • 1972 - Daring Display
  • 1973 - Satingo
  • 1974 - Contraband
  • 1975 - Dandy Lute
  • 1976 - Avaray
  • 1977 - Lightning


References


  • horseracingintfed.comInternational Federation of Horseracing Authorities – Prix Paul de Moussac (2009).

See also

  • Recurring events established in 1909 – the Prix Paul de Moussac is included under its original title, Prix de La Jonchere.



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